Friday, May 2, 2014

Points to Ponder

Here are some helpful suggestions of things to be thinking about as you begin the process of designing and constructing your trebuchet...

Points to Ponder
Project Manager
Administration
Public Relations
Arm Group 
Sling Group

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Fling Links

Here's the link to the Power Point shown in class (with info on the various jobs you can apply for).  Remember, job narrative paragraphs are due on Friday at the beginning of class.

Here are some documents with helpful info on trebuchet design.  They come from a website that no longer appears to be online called Backyard Artillery.

Sling Prongs and Release Pins
Slings and Pouches
Throwing Arm and Sling Adjustments

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

How to linearize your stopper lab graph

Follow the general process in this video.  You need to take your column of velocity data, and create a calculated column that has "velocity squared" in (m/s)^2.  This video is for a different set of variables, but the process should work so that you can get a graph of velocity squared v. Fu.